FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Just listed here at 1967beetle.com, this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle would make a great daily driver. It would not take a lot to make this car perfect.

“This is a super nice little ’67 that runs and drives great, and has very nice paint, new interior, newer tires and a close to perfect floor pan. This car cruises great around town at 28 miles per gallon, and gets lots of attention at car shows. If you are looking for a classic car that’s both fun and super collectible, This is it. I am running my auction at no reserve, so the high bidder will own it.”

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 99,000
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: (805) 206-1284

Rear VW Axle Maintenance

Rear Axle Maintenance

Not long after I had reassembled Baby, our 1967 Savanna Beige Sedan, I noticed that the passenger’s rear axle was seeping fluid onto the backing plate. “Rats!” I thought.

And, sighing, I got out the tools and began the task of replacing the axle seal—what else could it be? I had done the “taste test” (not recommended for the weak of stomach). It definitely was not brake fluid. Now, folks, I don’t actually imbibe what I taste—it’s an immediate knowledge and I rinse my mouth of any possible residue. It’s the humble chemist’s unfailing test! Some people get a dab onto the forefinger and by rubbing between forefinger and thumb can sense what type of fluid they are dealing with.

Sure enough…after getting into the bowels of the axle, it was a leaking seal. I fetched a new seal pack from my supplies.

Vintage Volkswagen Speedo Removal

Vintage Volkswagen Speedo Removal

There comes a time when the original speedo in your vintage pride and joy needs to be restored. But, before bringing it back to its former glory, you actually need to remove it. No need to bite your nails and get anxious, it’s a simple task. Here’s how its done.

  1. Remove the wiring cover.
  2. Disconnect the positive battery terminal.
  3. Unscrew the speedometer cable knurled nut.  Pull the cable out of the speedo back.
  4. Make a diagram of the wires–colors and placement.  Just draw yourself the “circle of the back of the speedo”.
  5. Remove the wires–may need to use needle-nosed pliers to do this.  Some of the bulbs holders may come out with the wires; that’s okay since you need to remove them anyway and check to be sure that they are good bulbs and bulb holders.
  6. Put a large towel around the hood spring and opening down into that deep recess that gobbles all screws, nuts and bolts–to keep the speedo screws from falling into it.
  7. Loosen the two screws at the speedo “ears”.
  8. Slightly turn the speedo to clear the screws (or remove the screws completely) and the speedo will come to you.
  9. You can have the restoration shop to turn the speedo to zero across the board or to leave the mileage.
  10. Purchase a new speedo seal (goes around the bezel to seal between the speedo and the dash when you replace the speedo.  It buffers the metal-to-metal contact.
  11. Secure the speedo using the two screws.  It is self-centering.
  12. Check all bulbs to be sure that they are viable.
  13. Reattach wires as per your diagram.
  14. Reinstall the speedo cable.
  15. Reinstall the wiring cover.
  16. Remove the towel.
  17. Reattach the battery cable.

VW Firing Order Poster

I’ve not seen many (if any) vintage Volkswagen firing order posters, so I created one. It’s free, and can be downloaded in both PDF and JPG below. It can be printed up to 11×17. Be the envy of all your ’67 Beetle peers with this gem hanging in your garage.

Spark Plug photo: Bosch Media Service. (Allowed use)
Art direction / design: Eric Shoemaker

SOLD — ’67 Beetle German Rims

For Sale — ’67 Beetle German Rims

Here we have a nice full set of German ’66-’67 wide-5, stock 5-lug Beetle Rims, listed for ’67 enthusiast and follower of 1967beetle.com, Phillip Hager. Nothing makes a ’67 Beetle look better (or any vintage VW) than original german parts. More photos below.

Status: SOLD
Location: San Francisco, CA
Price: $250.00 + shipping
Contact: Phillip Hager  |  415 309-8410